Image shows the shelving system made for the company, GRØD.

Project GRØD: Custom Shelving System for the New HQ

Project GRØD: Custom Shelving System for the New HQ

Old Client, New Office

Our loyal client and friends from GRØD were relocating their office, so we engaged in a discussion on how duuo could assist. In addition to our regular cleaning and window cleaning services, GRØD desired a custom-designed shelving system for their new office. 

We sent our two skilled handymen/carpenters, Antonios and George, who had previously assisted GRØD with the renovation of several of their restaurants. 

A Unique Challenge for a Unique Client

We were given a fun task. Our client had a clear request for a hanging storage solution that not only served a practical purpose but also functioned as a display for showcasing their products such as caramel sauce, various canned/bottled jams, peanut butter, and more.

Old Client, New Office

Our loyal client and friends from GRØD were relocating their office, so we engaged in a discussion on how duuo could assist. In addition to our regular cleaning and window cleaning services, GRØD desired a custom-designed shelving system for their new office. 

We sent our two skilled handymen/carpenters, Antonios and George, who had previously assisted GRØD with the renovation of several of their restaurants. 

A Unique Challenge for a Unique Client

We were given a fun task. Our client had a clear request for a hanging storage solution that not only served a practical purpose but also functioned as a display for showcasing their products such as caramel sauce, various canned/bottled jams, peanut butter, and more.

What is GRØD?

GRØD is a Danish restaurant chain founded in 2011 by Danish entrepreneur Lasse Skjønning. Since 2011, several restaurants have opened, and to date, there are 10 restaurants in and around Copenhagen. In addition to the 10 restaurants, GRØD has expanded its business, offering products in convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and supermarkets like Føtex, Irma, Meny, and more GRØD specializes in making porridge in various forms and variations, with the sole purpose of showing the world that porridge is much more than bland peasant food. 

What is GRØD?

GRØD is a Danish restaurant chain founded in 2011 by Danish entrepreneur Lasse Skjønning. Since 2011, several restaurants have opened, and to date, there are 10 restaurants in and around Copenhagen. In addition to the 10 restaurants, GRØD has expanded its business, offering products in convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and supermarkets like Føtex, Irma, Meny, and more GRØD specializes in making porridge in various forms and variations, with the sole purpose of showing the world that porridge is much more than bland peasant food. 

The Floating Shelving System

GRØD envisioned a floating shelving system spanning an impressive 8 x 3.5 meters in length. This ambitious design required innovative solutions and flawless execution to turn their vision into reality.

Preserving the Industrial Charm

The client's request came with an interesting twist—they wanted to preserve the industrial atmosphere in the space. This presented an exciting opportunity as the building itself had a history as a former mechanic's workshop. Our task was to ensure that our carpentry seamlessly integrated into this industrial environment. 

The challenge was to create a design that wouldn't disrupt the authentic ambiance of the place but rather enhance it while delivering a functional and visually appealing solution.

Precise measurements are crucial in carpentry. We took accurate measurements of the designated area where the shelf would be installed, including measurements for each individual shelf. This ensures that the final product fits perfectly and looks aesthetically pleasing.

The Floating Shelving System

GRØD envisioned a floating shelving system spanning an impressive 8 x 3.5 meters in length. This ambitious design required innovative solutions and flawless execution to turn their vision into reality.

Preserving the Industrial Charm

The client's request came with an interesting twist—they wanted to preserve the industrial atmosphere in the space. This presented an exciting opportunity as the building itself had a history as a former mechanic's workshop. Our task was to ensure that our carpentry seamlessly integrated into this industrial environment. 

The challenge was to create a design that wouldn't disrupt the authentic ambiance of the place but rather enhance it while delivering a functional and visually appealing solution.

Precise measurements are crucial in carpentry. We took accurate measurements of the designated area where the shelf would be installed, including measurements for each individual shelf. This ensures that the final product fits perfectly and looks aesthetically pleasing.

Cutting and Shaping

Next, we cut the selected wood into the necessary elements, creating the individual components for the shelf. This included cutting the shelves to the desired length and width and shaping them according to the preferred design.

Sanding and Smoothing

To achieve a smooth and flawless surface, we carefully sanded the wood. This process removes sharp edges, uneven surfaces, and any imperfections in the wood, preparing it for the finishing touches.

duuo's handyman, Antonios cutting wood.

Cutting and Shaping

Next, we cut the selected wood into the necessary elements, creating the individual components for the shelf. This included cutting the shelves to the desired length and width and shaping them according to the preferred design.

Sanding and Smoothing

To achieve a smooth and flawless surface, we carefully sanded the wood. This process removes sharp edges, uneven surfaces, and any imperfections in the wood, preparing it for the finishing touches.

duuo's handyman, Antonios cutting wood.

Video from the day. Watch how Georgio and Antonius worked on a custom shelving solution for GRØD's new office in Christianshavn. Video and editing: Malthe Frijs Hagen & Reepco Studio.

Video from the day. Watch how Georgio and Antonius worked on a custom shelving solution for GRØD's new office in Christianshavn. Video and editing: Malthe Frijs Hagen & Reepco Studio.

Shelf Installation

With the shelf components prepared and the mounting brackets in place, we proceeded to install the shelf securely on the wall. Ensuring that it is level and properly secured is crucial for both safety and aesthetics. 

Finish & Color

Typically, we handle both large and small painting tasks, but in this case, it was agreed in advance that GRØD would handle painting and finishing, allowing us to focus solely on the installation. The client chose a color that matched the background and the overall design. It was well-executed and looked fantastic. 

Shelf Installation

With the shelf components prepared and the mounting brackets in place, we proceeded to install the shelf securely on the wall. Ensuring that it is level and properly secured is crucial for both safety and aesthetics. 

Finish & Color

Typically, we handle both large and small painting tasks, but in this case, it was agreed in advance that GRØD would handle painting and finishing, allowing us to focus solely on the installation. The client chose a color that matched the background and the overall design. It was well-executed and looked fantastic. 

The Final Product

Overall, we are very satisfied with the end product, and we hope GRØD is pleased as well. See the images below and enjoy the end product.

Image shows the shelving system made for the company, GRØD.

The Final Product

Overall, we are very satisfied with the end product, and we hope GRØD is pleased as well. See the images below and enjoy the end product.

Image shows the shelving system made for the company, GRØD.

An Excellent Partnership

Thomas Strøyberg, Co-owner of duuo, says the following about the collaboration with GRØD:

We are proud to be a service provider for a recognized Danish brand such as GRØD. Our excellent collaboration has developed over several years of close partnership. During this time, we have contributed to maintenance, carpentry, and woodworking in many of their restaurants in the Greater Copenhagen-area.

In 2020 duuo established a handy department for smaller carpentry and assembly tasks, but has now expanded and established a carpentry department alongside of it. The carpentry department handles larger construction and carpentry projects, including custom furniture, design, and wood additions for offices in Copenhagen.

Thomas Strøyberg, co-owner of duuo.

An Excellent Partnership

Thomas Strøyberg, Co-owner of duuo, says the following about the collaboration with GRØD:

We are proud to be a service provider for a recognized Danish brand such as GRØD. Our excellent collaboration has developed over several years of close partnership. During this time, we have contributed to maintenance, carpentry, and woodworking in many of their restaurants in the Greater Copenhagen-area.

In 2020 duuo established a handy department for smaller carpentry and assembly tasks, but has now expanded and established a carpentry department alongside of it. The carpentry department handles larger construction and carpentry projects, including custom furniture, design, and wood additions for offices in Copenhagen.

Thomas Strøyberg, co-owner of duuo.

Mr. "Cool EnergyTM", entrepreneur, and owner of GRØD, Lasse Skjønning Andersen, said the following:

Duuo has cool energy, and their solutions have made tremendous sense for us at GRØD.

Lasse Andersen, co-founder in the company, GRØD.

Watch the entire video above and learn more about GRØD hereImages and video by Reepco Studio. Follow there work here.

Mr. "Cool EnergyTM", entrepreneur, and owner of GRØD, Lasse Skjønning Andersen, said the following:

Duuo has cool energy, and their solutions have made tremendous sense for us at GRØD.

Lasse Andersen, co-founder in the company, GRØD.

Watch the entire video above and learn more about GRØD hereImages and video by Reepco Studio. Follow there work here.

Mario Costa, Project Manager in duuo.
Mario, Operations Manager. Managing both Handy & Carpentry projects for duuo.

Mario, who ran the project, said the following about the process:

This custom 'floating shelves' project was a unique and fun experience. We loved it because it was tailored to fit seamlessly into the client's existing setup while still reflecting their personal 'GRØD-style.' Also, having a clear vision from the client made the process easier, so for that, we thank them 🙂

If you have any questions regarding carpentry or handyman services, please contact Mario via [email protected]..

Mario Costa, Project Manager in duuo.
Mario, Operations Manager. Managing both Handy & Carpentry projects for duuo.

Mario, who ran the project, said the following about the process:

This custom 'floating shelves' project was a unique and fun experience. We loved it because it was tailored to fit seamlessly into the client's existing setup while still reflecting their personal 'GRØD-style.' Also, having a clear vision from the client made the process easier, so for that, we thank them 🙂

If you have any questions regarding carpentry or handyman services, please contact Mario via [email protected]..

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